What is it?

World Circular Textiles Day, which takes place every year on 8th October, has been launched to celebrate the efforts of a growing community of companies, organisations and individuals actively working towards a circular textiles future.

It is a living, breathing time capsule to record the progress and chart the momentum of circularity in textiles. An ever-evolving roadmap towards full circularity by 2050, created to:

 

  • Raise awareness around achieving a circular textiles world by 2050, across industry and with the wider general public.
  • Cultivate an online umbrella to capture the growing community of companies, organisations, academia, government agencies, cities and individuals actively working towards this future and to amplify these efforts.
  • Build a framework for a collaborative roadmap to be developed and revised over the next 30 years, until the vision is achieved.

Why does it exist?

The world is waking up to circularity; we know this to be true. But there has been a distinct need for a more positive outlook on achieving it: visceral motivation; vigorous collectivism; incisive joined up thinking.

We’ve all imagined that future – and now we need to realise it. By working backwards, or ‘retro engineering’ the stepping-stones for getting there, we believe that the roadmap to get there becomes more manageable and we will succeed in our collective goals.

A vision from 2050… 
“Today we celebrate the success of an entirely transformed industry and those who have made it happen. A global ambition that was set out thirty years ago across an ecosystem of interconnected stakeholders has been achieved: the circularity of textiles resources.”

How will we do it?

World Circular Textiles day is about people, companies and organisations joining forces to build on the great work that has already taken place in this industry.

But here’s the catch: there is a long way to go, and we must remember that we’re all in it together. 

This platform has been designed to celebrate and encourage this momentum towards circularity and World Circular Textile Day is an embodiment of our progress. With the support and engagement of you – leading brands, organisations, authorities and individuals – we will be able to achieve this goal.

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